'Claas' combine harvester to hit market soon

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Chandigarh, Dec 11 (UNI) Tipped to be one of the most powerful combine harvester of India, 'Crop Tiger 60', the latest product from the house of Claas, is all set to start production from its Morinda production unit by April 2008.

Mr Pradeep Kumar Malik, Managing Director and President, Claas India Limited told reporters here today that Crop Tiger 60, typically modified and manufactured for the Indian market, will be rolling in Indian fields by April next year.

The pilot production of new Crop Tiger 60, developed after intensive India oriented research at the Faridabad facility of Claas, is already underway and will be fully commissioned for serial production at the Morinda factory, added Mr Malik.

Practically tested during the last harvest, Crop Tiger 60, a light and compact yet powerful diesel engine is equipped with 15 feet wide cutter bar which facilitates particularly the harvest in small fields and optimally adjusts to ground contours, Mr Malik said adding that he was confident that the product will take Indian Market by storm.

Elaborating upon the unique features of Crop Tiger 60, like Tangential Axial Flow or TAF threshing system, high centrifugal forces and frogmouth sieves, Mr Bhanu Sharma, EVP, Claas India Limited, said that the product can be used for a variety of crops like rice, wheat, basmati, muchhal, mustard and soybean, among others.

Especially in the wheat harvest, a straw diverter can be attached which neatly places the chopped straw behind the machine. Besides, a generously dimensioned grain tank with huge capacity of as many as 3000 litres and capacity for a swift discharge makes the latest Claas product remarkably potential for harvesting between 8 to 10 tonnes of cereals per hour even under harsh conditions.

The harvester project was launched by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal at a mega ceremony earlier this year.

UNI

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